Nova Explosion Visible to the Human Eye Likely This Year

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During the day or are we fortunate enough to catch it at night?

It's not a supernova, just a nova, so they predict it will be visible at night for about a week.

NASA says the nova will appear as a “new” bright star in the constellation Corona Borealis, or Northern Crown − a small, semicircular arc near Boötes and Hercules.

Here's a short article with some animations that give the gist:


And here's one if you want to go a little deeper down the rabbit hole:

 
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